Goizueta Scholars

The Goizueta Scholars award will support four years of undergraduate study, including study-abroad options and will range from half of full tuition to full tuition and fees. As a Goizueta Scholar, you will have guaranteed admission to the business school and priority access to business classes.

You will have the opportunity to enroll in special business scholar seminars, even as a freshman, to participate in an extensive array of leadership and professional activities and to interact with some of the most admired business executives in the world. Additionally, Scholars will be advised personally by the Dean of the BBA program and given access to a wide variety of ongoing Goizueta resources, including internships, mentoring and other career services.

In addition to having superior academic credentials, successful nominees will have a demonstrated interest in business, as evidenced by engagement in entrepreneurial activities; participation in internships; membership in business clubs and/or involvement in business-related conferences, competitions and similar offerings. Leadership and community service are also important components in the selection process and candidates who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds are of special interest.


To be considered for the Goizueta Scholars Program, students must select one of Emory's three admission decision plans (Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision). Students must submit all required application materials, including the additional Scholars Essay, by the November 15 Emory University Scholars Program deadline—if your chose admission plan is ED II or RD. Students applying ED I may apply for the Scholars program, but need to meet the November 1 deadline for all materials. Full instructions can be found via the “Questions” section of the Emory University supplemental “My College” page on the Common Application.

Please note for the 2013-2014 application cycle, applicants no longer need to be nominated by a high school guidance / college counselor to be considered, and no additional nomination forms are required. Students can self-nominate themselves via their Common Application, and the only additional requirement is answering the following Scholar essay as part of the Common Application Writing Supplement on the Emory “My College” page:

“The cynics will tell you that the good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Just do it anyway.” Roberto C. Goizueta – The Goizueta Business School is honored to take its name from Robert C. Goizueta, who demonstrated a level of personal and professional courage throughout his lifetime that has ensured his legacy as one of the most respected business leaders of the 20th century. As a future business leader, what is the good you would like to contribute in the world, and why? (500 word limit)

Selection Timeline

The Goizueta Scholars committee will choose fifty applicants who will learn of their admission decision and selection as semifinalists in January. Approximately ten finalists will interview at Emory in early March. You may apply to Emory as a Goizueta Scholar nominee and as an early decision candidate, but if attendance at Emory is contingent upon receiving a merit scholarship, do not apply as an early decision candidate. Goizueta Scholar selections do not occur until early April and early decision applicants have to pay their binding deposits in January or February.

Finalist Interview Weekend

Finalist interviews for Emory Scholars take place in mid-March. If you are a finalist, you will be brought to Emory (at no expense to you) for activities designed to help you become better acquainted with programs and opportunities at Emory and to aid the Goizueta Scholars Selection Committee in making its final choices for the various awards. Attendance is mandatory for all Scholar finalists.

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